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Career Transition Workshop - September 27-28, 2013

A two-day workshop for graduate veterinarians in all professional career stages wishing to explore career alternatives and the process of career transition.

This workshop will encompass two aspects of career transition:

  • The What: what types of opportunities are available in the corporate and public sectors for veterinarians. We have previously invited speakers from:
    • USDA
    • FDA
    • DoD
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • USAID-Department of State
    • state employed veterinarians
    • academia
    • not-for-profit
    • AVMA
    • corporate entities

    The speakers selected have made career transitions themselves. Time will be allocated for question and answer sessions.
  • The How: steps required to find and obtain a new career including:
    • career assessment
    • job search
    • application process
    • resume building
    • networking
    • interviewing
    • negotiations
    • education and training steps
    • money issues
    • other aspects of career transition

This is a workshop on opportunities and processes for veterinarians interested in career transition, not a job fair where prospective employers will be offering positions.


  • Early registration: $225 (by or before August 26, 2013)
  • Regular registration: $295 (after August 26, 2013)
  • Registration form (Word)

Please make check payable to "University of Maryland-College Park" and mail with completed registration form to:

Judy Knight
8075 Greenmead Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Location, Travel, and Lodging


Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center Classroom
8075 Greenmeade Drive
College Park, MD 20742
View directions to the center and info for College Park-U of MD metro station.


Temporary parking permits will be issued to guests upon arrival.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.


We recommend the following:

Comfort Inn & Suites
9020 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

Hampton Inn
9670 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

Sheraton Hotel
4095 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, MD 20705


Please address questions about the workshop to:

Dr. Gary Vroegindewey
Director, Global Health Initiatives
Office phone: 301-314-6821
Cell phone: 703-231-4157